Humphrey Family History

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Humphrey Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Humfrey, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is composed of the Germanic elements hun ‘bear cub’ + frid, fred ‘peace’. It was borne by a 9th-century saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hughley, Hussey, Humphreys, Humphry, Chumley, Humphres, Mumphrey

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Humphrey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Humphrey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Humphrey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Humphrey Family Origin

Where is the Humphrey family from?

Humphrey Family Occupations

What did your Humphrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Humphrey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Humphrey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Humphrey family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Humphrey.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Humphrey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Humphrey Historical Records

What Humphrey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 356,000 census records available for the last name Humphrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humphrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Humphrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 62,000 military records available for the last name Humphrey. For the veterans among your Humphrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Humphrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Humphrey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Humphrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Humphrey in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Humphrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Humphrey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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